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Shaping San FranciscoHarry Hay on 19th century Remittance Men

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A short clip from a longer 1996 interview with Mattachine Society founder Harry Hay in which he describes the common 19th century phenomenon of "Remittance Men." They were the outcast, typically gay, children of well-off families who were sent "as far away as possible," i.e. to San Francisco or Vancouver, where they could carry on their lives without shaming the families...

This movie is part of the collection: Shaping San Francisco

Producer: Shaping San Francisco
Audio/Visual: sound
Keywords: gay; homoesexual; remittance men; 19th century; dandy; upper class

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